West Ishpeming, Michigan– 01/19/2018– The Negaunee Miners Girls High School Basketball team traveled to Westwood to take on the Patriots this Friday night. The Miners came into this game with a perfect 10-0 while the Patriots were 8-2. Brady Guilbault and Jesse Anderson brought you all of this intense game on Sunny FM and streamed LIVE at sunny.fm.
Negaunee won the tip-off but right away Westwood stole the ball to start off the ball game. Both teams were very passionate about this game and it showed by how jumpy they were with the amount of traveling fouls called. On top of the Miners not being able to make the baskets they were shooting, the Patriots were getting easy buckets down in the paint. Clara Johnson scored the first three points for Negaunee at the end of the first to make the score 8-3 with the Miners trailing the Patriots. Clara Johnson continued to score the first two points in the second quarter. Rebounding wasn’t very strong for Negaunee but thankfully, Natalie Bartle got into her usually game mode and started laying up the floaters. Ally Jacobson, Miner, tied the game at 12-12. At the end of the second quarter, Natalie Bartle had tied the score 16-16 to go into the half.
Abby Nelson, Miner, scored the first two points in the third quarter. The low-post defense was a weak spot for the Miners and the Patriots began using that to their advantage. Natalie Barlte, Miner, tied the game yet again, 20-20, and Ally Jacobson scored shortly after that to give the Miners a one point lead (22-21). Unfortunately, Westwood made a few buckets and took the lead back to make the score 28-22 at the end of the third. Natalie Bartle scored nine points right away in the fourth for the Miners and tied the score up 31-31. Abby Nelson scored a deep three and followed by that, Clara Johnson scored to take the lead for Negaunee. After a Patriot had tied the game at the 30 second point, Natalie Bartle pushed herself to make one last shot and with 6 seconds until the buzzer, she guaranteed Negaunee the win. 40-38 was the final score in this crazy intense and physical game. The lady Miners are now a perfect 11-0 for the season!
Negaunee Miners- 40
Westwood Patriots- 38
** The next Miners game will be on Monday, January 22nd as the Girls travels to Ishpeming to take on the Hematites. The pre-game will be around 7pm with the tip-off at 7:30pm. This game will be simulcast on Sunny FM. Brady and Jesse will have all of the play-by-play action right here on Sunny FM. GO MINERS!
****2018 Miners Sports Schedule****